In celebration of what would have been his 58th birthday, the Downtown community remembers the artistic pioneer that was Prince.
Prince was a fearless trailblazer who fought for art in all forms by breaking boundaries and destroying norms. His influences are immense in modern music and he will continue to influence musicians for decades to come. Prince’s style, mindset, music, and impact is in all of us, and we are thankful to have known Prince. The world will be forever influenced by the artistic pursuits of the creative genius - in all areas, not just music. Prince’s artist hand touched music, art, fashion, media, and even philosophy. He made being weird cool.
The Downtown community remembers Prince for his love for originality and showing the world the best thing to do is be yourself:
On April 23, Bruce Springsteen opened his show at Barclay’s Center with a cover of “Purple Rain” to honor the late musician.
— white denim (@whitedenimmusic) April 27, 2016
Man, Prince was such a phenomenal guitar player. Just incredibly good. Damn...
— RJD2 (@rjd2) April 21, 2016
— Anthrax (Band) (@Anthrax) April 22, 2016
Is there a spot in philly tonight where I can play only prince slow jams in honor of his birthday -s
— SPANK&BLANK (@SpankandBlank) June 7, 2016
— Trackademicks (@trackademicks) April 26, 2016
legends never die. #RIPPrince
— Hippo Campus (@thehalocline) April 21, 2016
no death - no world - only Love pic.twitter.com/RpL6qfxhab
— inc_no_world (@inc_no_world) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE - one of a kind-an innovator...ultimate modern r&b w/rock sensibilty, delightful camp persona w/delicious sexual ambiguity
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) April 22, 2016
Downtown applauds the State of Minnesota and Governor Mark Dayton’s recognition of the legend's contributions to music through declaring today, June 7, "Prince Day".